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Match Report - U12 vs Garden City, Sunday 2nd Mar 2014

posted 2 Mar 2014, 10:21 by Dave Tyrrell   [ updated 3 Mar 2014, 01:00 by Graham Keeble ]
A drizzly afternoon saw Bure Park Juniors host Garden City in this top of the table clash. The first half saw the most amazing series of chances go begging, as Bure Park launched wave after wave of attack. In midfield Ben Heath, Oscar Honour  and Ethan Cavill were winning large amounts of possession and feeding the forward pair of Aiden Holliday and Zac Willis, who between them just could not find the back of the net.

Among the missed chances, Zac blasted over the bar when one on one with the keeper, and later on saw his cross ballooned over the bar by Aiden from a yard out, when it looked much harder to miss than score, although the pace on the ball probably surprised the Bure Park attacker.

On 25 minutes however, the deadlock was broken. Aiden picked the ball up on the right side of the area and suddenly accelerated at a pace which seemed to leave everyone else standing, weaving through several defenders before laying off to Zac who gratefully slotted home. Half-time one-nil.

The second half saw another good performance from Bure Park, but this time the finishing was much improved.

In defense Lochlan Colquhoun, William Tyrrell and Tommy Mansley just would not allow Garden City any clear scoring opportunities. A long range shot from Garden City looked awkward as it looped towards goal, but Sam Gauld comfortably gathered.

Zac scored a second, before Ben Heath found himself with a scoring chance on the right side of the box. He aimed low for the near post and the Garden City goalie could not quite reach it. Three-nil.

Substitutes Tom Dalton and Joe Mimpress played on the two wings, and gave new energy and purpose, and Robbie Heath replaced Oscar in the middle.

Aiden Holliday then found himself clear through on goal. A clear clip from a chasing defender sent Aiden sprawling and gave the referee no option but to award a penalty. Keen to make his hat-trick, Zac stepped forward and calmly scored. Zac then got his fourth after a lovely spell of passing play from Bure Park.

Aiden finally got a reward for his hard work, after a run along the right wing continued into the penalty area and a shot inside the near post.

Final score: 6-0.

Man of the match was awarded to the entire team, with everyone playing very well and contributing to a terrific all-round team performance.